Good Questions: Cover-up for Hideous Blinds?

Good Questions: Cover-up for Hideous Blinds?

Sep 28, 2006

Hi AT,

My boyfriend and I just moved here from DC and we're renting our apartment. We're slowly making it look like "home," but we have these hideous metal Venetian blinds that just make the whole place look tired and "naked."

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We had the same problem in the bedroom, and we bought curtains that actually tie up top and tied them to the base of the blinds, so we have both the curtains and working blinds.

Problem is, those curtains only came in four colors:

1. deep chocolate brown (a bit dark, as we have a dark wood fireplace/bookshelf and a big black sofa)
2. baby pink (we don't like pink)
3. light sage green (a possibility, but the color is a bit weak)
4. light blue (used in the bedroom, we already have a big blue chair)

We can't seem to find similar curtains in better colors anywhere, and we don't want to do too much damage to the wall, but we're not sure what our other options are. The base of the blinds is about 1.5" thick. I thought about getting a long curtain rod for curtains and just placing it on the base, but I'm not sure how to keep it there (if we open the window, the wind will invariably knock the rod down). Any suggestions?

Thanks, Sam

Hmmmm. Anyone with an attractive, curtain-over-blinds solution for Sam that will cause minimal wall damage?

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